Prof. Chen Ji-kang

Prof. Chen Ji-kang


Associate Professor

PhD. University of Southern California; MSW. Washington University in St. Louis; BSW. National Taiwan University; RSW 3943 7505
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Research Interests

  • School Violence and Bullying
  • Cyber Bullying and Cyber Deviance among Children and Adolescents
  • Cross-cultural and International Topics surrounding Interpersonal Violence
  • Youth Delinquency
  • Subjective Well-being and Mental Health of Children and Adolescents
  • Research Methods and Advanced Statistics


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

  • Chen, J.K., Wang, Z., Wong, H., & Tang, M.Y. V. (In Press). Child deprivation as a mediator of the relationships between family poverty, bullying victimization, and psychological distress. Child Indicators Research (SSCI Q2 in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary).
  • Chen, J.K. & W, W.C. (2021). Reciprocal relationships between sleep problems and problematic smartphone use in Taiwan: A cross-lagged panel study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7438. (SSCI Q1 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health).
  • Chen, J.K., Pan, Z., & Wang, L.C. (2021). Parental beliefs and actual use of corporal punishment, school violence and bullying, and depression in early adolescence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12), 6270. (SSCI Q1 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health).
  • Chen, J.K., Chang, C.W., Wang, Z., Wang, L.C., & Wei, H.S. (2021). Cyber deviance among adolescents in Taiwan: prevalence and correlates. Children and Youth Services Review, 126, 106042. (SSCI Q1 in Social Work).
  • Chen, J.K., Wu, C., Wang, L.C. (2021). Longitudinal associations between school engagement and bullying victimization in school and cyberspace in Hong Kong: An auto-regressive cross-lagged panel study. School Mental Health. (SSCI Q2 in Educational Psychology, and Developmental Psychology).
  • Chen, J.K., Wang, S.C., Chen, Y.W. & Huang, T.H. (2021). Family climate, social relationships with peers and teachers at school, and school victimization among third grade students in elementary schools in Taiwan. School Mental Health. (SSCI Q2 in Educational Psychology, and Developmental Psychology).
  • Chen, J.K., Wu, C., Chang, C.W., & Wei, H.S. (2020). Indirect effect of parental depression on school victimization through adolescent depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 263(15), 396-404. (SSCI Q1 in Psychiatry).
  • Chen, J.K., Wu, C., & Wei, H.S. (2020). Personal, family, school, and community factors associated with student victimization by teachers in Taiwanese junior high schools: A multi-informant and multilevel analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect, 99, 104246. (SSCI Q1 in Social Work, Family Studies, and Social Psychology).
  • Chen, J.K & Chen, L.M. (2020). A cross-national examination of school violence and nonattendance due to school violence in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China: a Rasch Model Approach. Journal of School Violence, 19(2), 177-191. (SSCI, Q2 in Criminology & Penology, Education and Educational Research, and Education Psychology).
  • Chen, J.K. & Wei, H.S. (2013). School violence, social support and psychological health among Taiwanese junior high school students. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(4), 252-262 (SSCI Q1 in Social Work, Family Studies, and Social Psychology).
  • Chen, J.K. & Astor, R.A. (2012). School variables as mediators of the effect of personal and family factors on school violence in Taiwanese junior high schools. Youth & Society, 44(2), 175-200 (SSCI Q1 in Social Issues).
  • Chen, J.K. & Wei, H.S. (2011). Student victimization by teachers in Taiwan: prevalence and associations. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35(5), 382-390. (SSCI Q1 in Social Work, Family Studies, and Social Psychology)
  • Chen, J.K. & Astor, R.A. (2011). Students' personal traits, violence exposure, family factors, school dynamics and the perpetration of violence in Taiwanese elementary schools. Health Education Research, 26(1), 150-166. (SSCI Q2 in Education)
  • Chen, J.K. & Astor, R.A. (2010). School violence perpetration in Taiwan: examining how western risk factors predict school violence in an Asian culture. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(8), 1388-1410. (SSCI Q1in Criminology, Family Studies, and Applied Psychology). (This publication is the Top 100 most highly cited peer-reviewed articles published in reputational criminology and criminal justice journals in the world between 2010 and 2015).


Key Academic & Community Services

  • 2012-Now - Editorial Board, Journal of School Violence (SSCI, Q1 in Criminology; Educational Research; Educational Psychology)
  • 2018-Now - Editorial Board, NTU Social Work Review (TSSCI)
  • 2010-Now - Member, Social Service Committee. Stewards Limits. Hong Kong.
  • 2017-Now - Committee Member. Taiwan-Hong Kong Education Exchange and Scholarship Funds.
  • 2012 - External Reviewer. Academic Review for Recruited Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • 2019-2021 - External Examiner. Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Programme, Caritas Institute of Higher Education. Hong Kong.
  • 2020-Now - Council Member. International Association of Chinese Traders.


Awards and Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016).
  • The Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California, 2008.
  • 中華民國留學生博士論文獎學金(蔣經國國際學術交流基金會)The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation 2007-2008 Dissertation Fellowship.
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (USA).


Major courses offered

  • Supervisor of PhD students
  • Advanced Social Statistics (PhD level)
  • Social Policy Research (Master and PhD level)
  • Social Work Research (Undergraduate, Master and PhD level)
  • Interpersonal Violence (Undergraduate)